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Hi,
I have cleverly deleted the partition that all my data is sitting on. I was going to format my C drive but only got as far as deleting the wrong (external HD's) partion, as it was connected via USB.
Does anyone know if there is a way of re-creating the partition and getting the data back?
 

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Re: Deleted partition

Hi, welcome to TSF. :wave:

Try this to repair the partition table:

Download the Windows version of TestDisk.
Unzip the downloaded file to your C: drive and open C:\testdisk-6.8\win > double click "testdisk_win" (the program doesn't have to be installed).

Each of the steps (A, B, C etc) below corresponds to a new TestDisk window.
Use the keyboard's arrow keys to navigate.

A. At the first window select “No Log” and press the <Enter> key.
B. Select what drive to analyse, choose “Proceed” and <Enter>.
C. Select partition type – Intel if it’s a PC then <Enter>.
D. Select “Analyse” then <Enter>. The drive/partition will be analysed.
E. Select “Proceed” at the next screen, then <Enter>.
F. Press “Y” if the partitions were created under Vista – “N” if not.
G. TestDisk should say “Structure OK”. Choose the drive/partition to fix. Then press <Enter>.
H. Select “Write” and press <Enter>.
I. Press “Y”.
J. Press <Enter> and close TestDisk. Reboot the computer.
 

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Re: Deleted partition

I'd previously tried adding another partition to it in the attempt to mount the disk. Every time I tried to access the disk, it prompted me to format.
Everything is working now as the 'testdisk util' copied the files to another PC.
Happy days!
 
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